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January 14, 2021
Measures to preserve hospital capacity and reduce spread during the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in broad social and clinical impacts on paediatric patients and families.
January 8, 2021
Taking the time now to focus on lowering the level of community transmission and enhancing in-school mitigation strategies is critical to ensuring everyone’s safety.
December 15, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the deployment of the LIVE program to minimize hospital visits for high-risk patient population.
December 14, 2020
Starting Dec. 14, SickKids and Holland Bloorview are joining forces to make COVID-19 testing for children with medical complexity and children with developmental conditions more convenient and less stressful for them and their families.
December 7, 2020
70 per cent of children and youth surveyed reported worse mental health during the initial spring lockdowns.
December 7, 2020
Effective today, our universal masking policy requires everyone age 6 and older to wear a hospital-provided mask at SickKids. This policy applies to staff, family caregivers, visitors, vendors, suppliers, and contractors.
December 4, 2020
SickKids is no longer experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19 among staff in the Core Lab, a clinical testing lab in the hospital.
December 1, 2020
SickKids is pleased to advance to the next phase, Phase 5, starting Nov. 30. Phase 5 increases the number of operating rooms in service for a combination of emergency, urgent and scheduled care.
November 21, 2020
New COVID-19 modelling data from the federal and provincial governments puts children and youth at risk. Although children are far less likely to be infected by COVID-19, they are profoundly affected.
November 17, 2020
The UT COVID-19 Biobank will provide safe, secure and standardized collection of biologic samples, such as blood and respiratory secretions, that are critical to answering a range of research questions about COVID-19 infection across the age span from children to the elderly.
September 15, 2020
Medical researchers from SickKids are conducting largescale antibody testing and data collection to understand the prevalence of COVID-19 infection in Black Canadian communities.
September 14, 2020
SickKids researchers and teachers involved in a COVID-19 safe schools simulation study have compiled preliminary observations and key learnings from their experience.